Fort Worth beef processor PFP Enterprises is recalling nearly 16,000 pounds of beef after the company inadvertently failed to hold product that tested positive for various strains of E. coli.
The tainted beef appears to have been distributed to Brookshire's and Walmart stores throughout the state of Texas, as well as other retail stores and restaurants. Businesses in Arizona, Oklahoma, and Puerto Rico may also have received the now-recalled product.
The following products are being recalled:
- 10.5-lb. boxes of Beef Outside Skirt Steak, with a pack date of “12/13/13”
- 20-lb. boxes of Studio Movie Grill Beef Tenderloin Sliced, with a pack date of “12/05/13”
- 15-lb. boxes of Preseasoned Beef for Fajita, with a use by date of “1/13/14”
- 40-lb. boxes of Southwest Style Beef Skirts, with a pack date of “12/5/13”
- 20-lb. boxes of Patterson Food Processors Beef Skirt Seasoned, with a pack date of “12/9/13”
- 10-lb. boxes of Preseasoned Beef for Fajitas, with a pack date of “12/9/2013”
- 40-lb. boxes of Preseasoned Beef for Fajitas w/Binder, with a pack date of “12/9/2013”
- 12-lb. boxes of Seasoned Beef for Fajitas, containing 6 2-lb. packs, with a use by date of “1/15/14”
- 12-lb. boxes of Mexican Style Beef for Fajita, containing 6 2-lb. packs, with a use by date of “1/11/14”
Food Safety News presented the full story on February 4th, and word began to spread this past weekend.
A call to the Brookshire's retailer in Commerce revealed that after the recall was announced and action was taken, it was determined that the store never ordered or took possession of any of the tainted beef.